Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7) operating systems that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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Transfer files between partitions? [duplicate]

After using Boot Camp to install Windows on my Mac, is there any way to transfer files between the two partitions as each is only read only to the other. This is mainly because I have run out of ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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Running an OS off an external drive

I'm looking to do away with my Boot Camp partition. Now I've bought a 2 TB external drive, and I was wondering if it's possible to either install a Boot Camp partition onto the external drive, or ...
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Bootcamp Yosemite: How to Install windows 7 with DVD

I was wondering is it possible to Install Windows7 with a bootable DVD? On apple web site: When you purchase Windows, it either comes as a disk image file (ISO) or as an installation disc. If ...
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Install Windows 7 with Bootcamp on OS X Yosemite with USB Key

I have an iMac (bought in 2011) and I recently upgraded it with Yosemite. I am trying to install Windows 7 on it via Bootcamp. However, its optical drive does not work, so I chose the USB key ...
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Can I get bootcamp to use existing free space on physical disk?

When I installed my Macbook Pro, I had a 1Tb drive. When I formatted and partitioned the drive, I assigned 800Gb for OSX and left 200Gb free. I intended the free 200Gb to hold a Windows installation ...
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Can't install Windows 8?

Okay, so this is the first time ever that I install a non-Mac operating system. But it went like this: First, I downloaded the drivers to a 4GB USB stick. Then, I created a 300GB partition on my hard ...
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Can I get Genius Bar Support w/o Applecare/Warranty?

If it is past my one-year warranty, or if I just don't have AppleCare, will I still be able to get Genius Bar support? To what extent does that support cover? I'm trying to decide whether or not I ...
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Bootcamp - Your bootable USB drive could not be created

I'm trying to install Windows with Bootcamp using my USB drive (16GB). I've downloaded the original ISO (Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit), but when I try to create the bootable USB I always get this message ...
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Ways around the bootcamp 5.1.4 Windows 8 and above rule?

I'm currently trying to do a dual boot with the Bootcamp Assistant version 5.1.4. I have a Windows 7 iso and flash drive and everything necessary. The only problem is that Bootcamp 5.1.4 requires ...
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Can't mount Windows Boot Camp & USB on a MacBook OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) 13 inch running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and I wanted to mount Windows 8 professional via Boot Camp with USB drive. I've already watched a ton of tutorials and read a ...
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Possible to Hide Mac Partition When in Windows?

I've found out that if I install Windows 7 and use the Snow Leopard Boot Camp drivers (Which I need for the graphics chipset drivers.), the Mac partition appears and is read-only. I'm quite concerned ...
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Restoring Fusion Drive after error on partition erase

I think I'm lost and need some help with my Fusion Drive. I have new iMac Retina 5k with 3TB Fusion Drive and preinstalled Yosemite. Things I did so far: I was working on my iMac and had ...
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Can't install Windows on Bootcamp

I have been trying to install Windows for 2 months but I don't know what to do. I start by opening Bootcamp-assistant and choose (translated, not exactly what it is in the English version) "Create an ...
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How to fix non-bootable OS X, after Boot Camp problems?

I accidentally removed the "Recovery HD" partition, when I was installing Windows, and now my OS X system is not booting anymore. How do I fix this, without wiping the entire disk, and starting ...
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How to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a dual OS X, Ubuntu system?

I would like to use Boot Camp Assistant to partition my HD, reserving around 30 GB for Ubuntu. I would then have a dual OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu Linux system. This used to be fairly easy. Boot Camp ...
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Best config for day time Windows user + occasional Mac usage

I bought a 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina, 16GB memory 1TB SSD. I use Visual studio on day time on windows 8 and work on Mac, open source technologies at night and on weekends. I first thought of using ...
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Windows not updating folders from the OS X drive

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my MBP through Bootcamp. Sometimes I encounter a strange issue: Log into OS X, and move/delete/create some files, e.g. Desktop\test_file.txt Turn off the machine; ...
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Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
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Reclaim disk space from old Windows partition?

How do I reclaim the disk space used by my former Windows partition? Clear free space in Disk Utility So I recently removed Windows 7 from my iMac, but Bootcamp didn't let me do it. I used Disk ...
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My Bootcamp Windows system can't see my Mac files?

I recently got a new MacBook Pro. On my old computer I had a Bootcamp partition that runs Windows. Everything installed on the new one fine, but I have a problem. Why can't I see my Mac files from ...
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How can I stop NTFS-3g from mounting a particular volume?

I have NTFS-3g installed and working. I don't want it to mount my Boot Camp partition; I do want it to mount any other NTFS drives I have. How do I do this? (The mounted volume list in NTFS-3g's ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Create a new partition after Bootcamp

I've installed Windows with the Boot Camp Assistant Tool but I want to create a third parition to install Ubuntu. On the Mac I can't change the volume size, is not that i receive some error, is just ...
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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...
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Save data from broken Macbook Pro HDD

I have a broken Macbook Pro HDD with two partitions on it: OS X and Bootcamp. I need to take some files from both partitions: the HDD is now mounted to another PC via. SATA adapter Windows sees the ...
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Deleted 600mb Partition on Bootcamp-ed MBP while logged into Windows 8 using Disk Manager. No longer boots into OS X

On Mac Book Pro retina ( 2014 ) Mavericks running Boot Camp, one hard drive partitioned to dual boot OS X and Windows 8. While messing on Windows 8 I mistakenly deleted a partition which is now ...
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Can I boot my MacBook Air into Windows 8.1 from a network drive?

I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better. Both are networked together locally over an Airport ...
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Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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Boot Camp does not boot after disk cloning

I've got a MacBook5,1, and I replaced the CD drive with a SSD. Then, I made a "DIY fusion drive". Before doing it, I was using the regular setup, with Boot Camp. Then I put the SSD and made the Fusion ...
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Bootcamp and Windows 8 Installed, no option to boot from partition

I recently installed Windows 8 on a Mac with boot camp. The partition was working fine. However, I recently reinstalled OSX and now I am unable to select the Windows partition upon startup. How can I ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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Bootcamp and SSD issue

I have loaded windows on the SSD of the macbook. I have plenty of windows softwares that i wish to install but that will be at the cost of the SSD which has a limited space. Is it ok to install the ...
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Thunderbolt speed via bootcamp?

Thunderbolt is very fast on OS X, but do we get the same speed when accessing Thunderbolt devices through boot camp? Meaning, if I wanted to install Steam games from my Boot Camp partition onto a ...
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I repartitioned my harddrive while installing Windows 8 and lost my OS X installation, can I get it back?

I tried to install Windows 8 on my MacBook using Boot Camp. Because the normal installer did not recognize the partition that was made by Boot Camp, I opened up the command promt and ran DISKPART. I ...
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How do I set my computer to restart in the last operating system

I swear when I first installed windows on a partition of my Mac HD my computer would restart in the last operating system used. By that I mean that if I hit restart whilst in Windows, my computer ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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Bootcamp HD not showing up after OS reinstall

I have two partitions on my 2012 iMac. They were working fine, but recently I increased the size of the windows partition and formatted the mac partition to a clean install of the os. Now I can't see ...
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Bootcamp Windows doesn't start up after 10.7 fresh install upgrade to 10.10

Hardware: Late 2009 27" iMac (it's the first generation 27") OS: Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 7 64 bit on Bootcamp Last night, I decided to upgrade my OS to Yosemite, and seeing how old my Mac OS is (haven'...
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Move Bootcamp to external drive - restored, fdisk - still not recognized as bootable!

I want to copy my W7 Bootcamp partition to an external HDD, and be bootable of course. It is currently functioning fine alongside Yosemite on a different HDD. DiskUtility Restore works... I marked ...
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Whole disk encryption with a Windows only Bootcamp

I've purchased myself a Mac Book Pro Retina (Haswell) and after giving Mac OS a fair shake have decided to go full Windows 7 and Bootcamp. There is no Mac OS install left on this system. I am now ...
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Bootcamp won't start after resizing partition

My system is divided in two and shared using Boot Camp feature. Recently I needed more space on the Mac partition and whiled loaded only in the Windows partition, I have shrank my Windows partition by ...
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Windows 7 bootcamp, DVD does not appear, I need to open it with a key

In Windows 7 bootcamp, DVD does not appear, I need to open it with keyboard, and the Open/Close key on Apple keyboard is not working.
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Why NTFS write softwares cause some certain problems?

After installing NTFS write software on my mac, I found two problems. The Windows system in bootcamp does not show in the startup disk in Settings app. Parallels Desktop can't suspend the Bootcamp ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Camp automatic repair loop

After successfully installing Windows 8.1 on my 2010 MacBook, running Yosemite as its primary OS, my Windows OS rebooted 5 minutes after a fresh install and now I'm stuck in the "automatic repair loop"...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Eject Windows 7 Installation DVD 1, during boot camp install on MacBook Pro (Intel Based)

I have 2 DVD's for installing Windows. The 1st DVD contains part of the Windows 7 installation and then the DVD 2 has to be inserted. Now, when I try to install Win7 on my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp ...
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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
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Mac OS X doesn't recognize hard disk

I replaced my CD drive with a Western Digital 750GB hard drive using the iFixit guide. My Mac for some reason throws error on any interaction with the hard drive, for example on disk utility when I ...